Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • A photo of Austin Lacey dressed up as Elsa from the Disney film 'Frozen" was provided by his family.

    Boy Ordered to Remove Costume After Dressing as Elsa on Disney Day at a Menifee Middle School

    Students at Ethan Chase Middle School in Menifee were encouraged to wear Disney costumes for spirit day on Thursday. Austin Lacey, 13, chose to dress as Elsa from the movie “Frozen.” The eighth-grader told KTLA that his classmates loved the idea and asked him to pose for selfies. But, the school principal apparently felt it was inappropriate and told him to take off the costume. A statement from Romoland School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Vitale read in part: “This action […]

  • One person was killed Thursday morning when flames engulfed a mobile home in Glendora. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘He Was Screaming for Help:’ Neighbor Recounts Last Moments of Man Trapped in Burning Home

    One person was killed Thursday morning when flames engulfed a mobile home in Glendora. Police and firefighters responded around 11:30 a.m. to a mobile home fire at the Tropics Trailer Park in the 400 block of E. Route 66, according to a news release from the Glendora Police Department. Matt Andrews heard his neighbor’s screams and saw the smoke. He said he tried to hose down the structure, but the flames were too big. “He was screaming ‘Matt’ and I […]

  • A photo of three passers-by who stopped to help Tomas Delamora after he was involved in a motorcycle crash on Feb. 7, 2015.

    Motorcyclist Nearly Killed in 105 Freeway Crash Seeks Out Good Samaritans Who Came to His Aid

    It was one year ago this weekend that Tomas Delamora was involved in a crash on the 105 Freeway that cost him his left leg. But, without the assistance of three passers-by who stopped to help him, Tomas believes he may also have lost his life that day. Now, he`s trying to locate the woman and two men who were photographed at his side that day. Rick Chambers reports from Downey for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, […]

  • Kvon Harris, 21, is pictured in a booking photo provided by the UCLA Police Department.

    Man Arrested in Connection With On-Campus Sexual Assault Reported by UCLA Student

    A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault reported by a UCLA student, UCLA campus police announced Thursday. Kvon Devonte Harris was arrested and booked on suspicion of rape as well as forgery and check fraud, according to a news release from the university. The victim came forward Saturday and told authorities she was attending a house party on Thursday in the 10900 block of Strathmore Avenue when she decided to leave about 11 p.m., the […]

  • Brandon Michael Wynn appears in Antelope Valley courthouse on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Alleged Pimp Sentenced for Kidnapping Toddler, Dousing Her Mother in Bleach: DA

    A 34-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to charges related to beating and torturing a woman and abducting her 18-month-old daughter, who was found by deputies abandoned in a shed, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Brandon Michael Wynn, aka “Smooth,” was sentenced to 26 years in state prison on two felony counts each of human trafficking and pimping and one count each of first-degree residential robbery, assault by means likely to produce great […]

  • Daffodil, who born without her front legs, was found abandoned in a soggy cardboard box near a busy Market Street intersection in San Francisco. (Credit: San Francisco SPCA)

    Puppy Born Without Front Legs, Found Abandoned on S.F. Street Gets New Wheels and Forever Home

    A special-needs puppy born without her front legs was found abandoned in a soggy cardboard box near a busy Market Street intersection in San Francisco right before Christmas, according to the San Francisco SPCA. It was not known how long the puppy was in the box, when a passerby named Jene saw her, the agency said on its website. Jene told rescuers that he saw several people walk past the puppy without stopping to check on her. He said others […]

  • Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at AAMI Park on December 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Credit: Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

    LAPD Detains Man Found Outside Taylor Swift’s Home

    Police responded to the home of music superstar Taylor Swift in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. When officers arrived, they encountered a man outside the residence located in the 1800 block of Beverly Drive, according to Lt. Allen Schubert with the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers detained the man, and he was being evaluated, Schubert said. It was not known if Swift was home at the time.

  • A photo of a toddler found alone in South Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2016 was distributed by the LAPD.

    Mother of Toddler Found Wandering Alone in South Los Angeles Found

    The mother of a 3-year-old boy found wandering alone Wednesday morning in South Los Angeles has been located. The little boy was discovered around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Avalon Boulevard and 111th Street in the Green Meadows section of South Los Angeles, according to Sgt. James Linder with the Los Angeles Police Department. The boy appeared to be healthy and happy, Linder said. He was placed in the care of child services while officers searched for his family. […]

  • Two and a half years after he nearly died during practice, Valencia High School basketball player Chibuzo Ikonte is back on the court. (Credit: KTLA)

    Valencia Basketball Player Who Went Into Cardiac Arrest During Practice Makes ‘Miracle’ Comeback

    More than two years ago, doctors told Chibuzo Ikonte’s family that he had a slim chance of survival after the freshman basketball player collapsed during practice at Valencia High School. “I had just taken a water break and mid-conversation I collapsed into my teammate’s arms and went into cardiac arrest,” Ikonte said. According to his mother, Ikonte had a thickened heart muscle that caused the attack. Fellow players who were trained in CPR and the use of a defibrillator managed […]